Re: Question about "Fuzzy expert system".

Will Dwinnell (76743.1740@compuserve.com)
Mon, 5 Oct 1998 23:06:10 +0200 (MET DST)

Daniele Benegiamo wrote:
"And how I can compute a rule with more consequents? As:
if (a is A) then ( (b is B) OR (c is C) )"

Hector Marcos responded:
"I think this is impossible, becouse the system aren't able to
know what is the consequent it has to choose (B or C)."

This is an interesting question. In real life, such as when
working 'backward' from the facts to possible explanations, this
is exactly the type of inference which is used:

IF car won't start THEN EITHER: 1. battery is dead OR 2. no gas
OR 3. starter is borken OR etc.

I can imagine a system which pursues these possibilities in
parallel, although it will quickly get very messy (in terms of
the number of plausible explanations discovered) if there are
many of these OR consequents.

-- 
Will Dwinnell

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